LeBron, Cavaliers pushing for 'best words ever, Game 7'

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James has watched "The Godfather" trilogy over and over during these playoffs. The Oscar-winning films about crime, family, honor — and revenge — soothe and motivate him. He can't get enough.

  • Written by TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer

Anti-doping leader has no sympathy for unhelpful Russians

If the Russian track team is barred from the Olympics, the man who leads the World Anti-Doping Agency's day-to-day operation won't have much sympathy for athletes who miss their chance to compete.

  • Written by EDDIE PELLS, AP National Writer

Russia to learn if its track team can go to Rio Games

Russia will learn on Friday if its track and field athletes will be allowed to compete at the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, as more damning evidence of doping irregularities pour in.

  • Written by NESHA STARCEVIC, AP Sports Writer

Indians fall 9-4 to Royals to fall into first-place tie

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jason Kipnis understands the Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals are probably going to be nip-and-tuck with each other for the AL Central lead most of the season.

  • Written by DAVE SKRETTA, AP Sports Writer